Mixed emotions for soccer coaches

first_imgAubrie Smith scored in the 22nd minute and again five minutes later to give the Indians a 2-1 lead. Hart added two goals in injury time of the same half. Meghan Dean tapped in a ball that bounced off Canyon goal keeper Kristen Grunhold and Amanda Ladanyi, sending a Dean pass to the back of the net for Hart’s fourth goal. “We let them take us out of our game today,” White said. “Their attack came in groups. They beat us three times with the same play, the back court cross. We didn’t find the way to mark up.” Molly Hall scored Canyon’s second goal on a pass from Dee Clegg in the 53rd minute. Canyon midfielder Sierra Goff blasted a shot into the upper left corner of the Indians’ goal 19 minutes into the game to give the Cowboys a 1-0 lead before Hart responded with an avalanche of goals. “We were hoping to play El Camino; we got Canyon. It’s OK,” Romero said. “Either one is a tough team. We wanted to play someone that was going to give us some competition. We have to be ready for league. We will be playing some tough teams. “I think were done with our losses,” Romero added. “Against Buena (of Ventura) was our last loss and we weren’t going to accept another one.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Hart High of Newhall girls’ soccer coach Louis Romero pumped a fist Friday afternoon as he walked on to the Indians’ home field seconds after the end of the Hart tournament final. Across the field, Canyon of Canyon Country first-year coach Keedi Paden briefly took a look at the Indians celebrating their 4-2 win against her Cowboys in a title game that might have brought mixed emotions to both coaches. That’s because Hart had not won its tournament since defeating Chatsworth, 2-0, in 1998. Peden, who could be found wearing Indians apparel during games last year, led the Cowboys to their first Hart tournament final in 10 years with the help of co-coach Eric White. Canyon had not reached the title game since losing to Temple City in 1996. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see“It wasn’t as weird as I thought it was going to be,” said Paden, who graduated from Hart a year before the Indians clinched the title against Chatsworth. “My ties are with Canyon now. They’ll always be a little part of me that’s with Hart but when it comes to soccer, it’s Canyon. And that’s it.” Canyon (10-1-2) reached the title game after beating two-time defending champion El Camino Real of Woodland Hills in a semifinal penalty kick shootout Thursday. Hart (13-2-1) made it to the final after outscoring Louisville of Woodland Hills, 4-0, in the other semifinal. The Indians had lost the last two finals to El Camino Real. “It was due, way overdue for us,” Romero said. “I kept instigating the girls, telling them that we had to win this game. This year I wasn’t going to let it happen. Whoever was coming to play with us in the final, we were going to have to take them.” It took the Indians 19 minutes to score four first-half goals against a Canyon team that had only allowed four goals against all season. last_img

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